The Canvas platform will soon replace Blackboard Learn (badged locally as Connect) – UBC’s primary platform for supporting student learning.
The new platform was selected following extensive consultation and evaluation. It’s designed for mobile, and will provide expanded capabilities as well as a more user-friendly interface for faculty, students and staff.
Over the past two months, the project team has been working with Faculty leadership and local instructional support units to determine their preferred timeline for transition of courses and programs. First courses will be offered in Canvas this September, with all courses migrated to the new system by September 2018.